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>> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today t. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks so much for joining us. let's get a check of weather and traffic on this friday morning. feels nice and cool out there. >> yesterday was nice, a little breezy, but nice. sun was out, temperatures were outstanding, and after the long, hot summer, it needed it. it was nice. the other thing is the dry, crveragey grass and everything else, the garden drying up. we could use a little rain. we have that in the forecast as well, some sunshine. now, what you see out there in illinois, kentucky, tennessee, that's not the rain that's in our forecast really. it's just the stuff that's closest to us right now. that's the remnants of the moisture from hermine, which produced a lot of problems in texas and the plains states and flooding. so that is not in our immediate future. sunshine is. details on that coming up in the forecast in just a second or two. but now we have some traffic issues. >> yeah, one is causing some problems, hopefully to be cleaned up before most of the rush starts. but right now, northbound 795
is shut down right at owings mills boulevard because of a crash there. so something you definitely want to watch out for. take an alternate route if you're heading out the door in the incomes couple of minutes. in savage, we have a crash to watch out for at washington and williams street. in the city, we have preston street closed between howard and cathedral. that's going to be closed till sunday because of the baltimore symphony orchestra's gala and concert going on tomorrow. so just something to watch out for in the city there. we'll give you a live look at the west side of the beltway at liberty road. volume is building on the outer loop, but no problems or delays to report just yet. swetching over to a live view of 895 right at the beltway, very, very light volume out there, no problems at all north or southbound. and that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> our big story this morning at 5:30, many are still grieving their losses after wednesday's fires in west baltimore, especially six families who now don't have a home. >> the fire in the 1300 block of north calhoun and 1 pun block of north kerry street
lasted for much of the evening on wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the latest there. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the 11 rowhouses that were affect by this fire, only two were occupied, and they have both been condemned. you can see the red condemned notice behind me. still, those who were affected showed up yesterday to try to salvage what was left. >> the day after fires brned on two blocks in this west baltimore neighborhood for nearly six hours and most of the smoke has cleared. >> i couldn't stay in the house at all. >> but people like esther still have a big mess on their hands. >> and from the third floor, my clothes -- >> esther is one of dozens of people on north calhoun and nearby north kerry who are struggling through the after-effects of the fires that drew nearly 100 firefighters.
>> her neighbors have broken out windows, holes through their walls, and water damage as well. >> my roof is gone. half of my second floor is gone. i had water in my basement like that. >> the red cross is assisting six families in the area. >> i think some diapers. one of the families needed diapers. and we gave them -- we got them a hotel. >> we're told that fire investigators have several scheduled days off, so it will likely be next week before any sort of a cause is released in this fire. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you, jen. meanwhile, in west virginia, the owners of the 27 horses lost in the labor day barn fire continue to mourn. freddy johnson owned two of three barns that burned in charlestown. he says he was out of town when he got the call. it wasn't the property he was concerned about. it was for the horse owners.
the cause of the fire is still under investigation. fire officials say whether it ends up being a criminal act or just an accident, they hope knowing how it all happened will bring closure to the owners. >> we're more than 250 days into the year, and baltimore city investigators are already on their 150th homicide. the latest after a glen bernie man was shot and killed in southwest baltimore yesterday afternoon. it happened in the 1400 block at brandish court. police say they found the victim inside a nearby business, where he apparently ran for help. >> it's a wide area. it's one of the thoroughfares from east to west. as you can see, you have homeowners out here, something that's not for this area. >> the victim died in an area hospital. if you have any information concerning this case, you're asked to call crimestoppers at 866-7-lockup. by the way, this time last year, the city had recorded 155 homicides. meanwhile, in harford county, police are investigating the shootings of two people, one of them only suffering a minor
injury. police say two people were taken into custody at the scene in edgewood. this morning there's no word on if the victims were taken to hospitals. >> a federal california judge dechairs the u.s. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. the united states district judge virginia phillips says she will grant a request for an en junction halting the government's don't ask, don't tell policy for gays in the military. she believes the policy does not help military readiness, and instead, has a deleterious effect on the armed services. government lawyers argue phillips lacks the authority to issue an en junction and believe the issue should be dealt with by congress. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree that the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is unconstitutional? email your response to email@example.com. again, that's firstname.lastname@example.org. >> in this morning's education
alert, five maryland public schools can now add a national blue ribbon to their list of accomplishments. >> word came down from washington yesterday. 11 news education reporter tim toothen explains just how big this honor really is. >> the announcement was made by the u.s. education secretary. 304 schools awarded national blue ribbons. among them, baltimore county's east technical high school. easton had already received state honors, but this latest news has tracy curtis and her daughter nicole, a student here, singing the school's praises. >> every time i do my work, it makes me hard i should try after seeing eastern tech. when i look at colleges, it maximum me feel proud when a ply, like how good they'll see me as a student. >> me and my husband, we are just so happy to have her here, and i think it is great. i love this school. she loves it. and we couldn't ask for any more. >> inside eastern tech, howard county's ellicott mills school is also a new national ribbon
school. the schools are picked for the national honor based in part on how well students score on state tests. >> schools are topnotch. >> state school officials say the blue ribbon award is hard to come by. >> the u.s. department of education sets a high bar. we have to have schools thaffer either increasing their achievement or have been the high achievements for a long, long time. and each year we put up nominations and we seem to get virtually all of our schools named blue ribbon. >> schools in frederick, calvert counties also made the national blue ribbon list. tim toothen, wbal-tv 11 news. >> besides the schools mentioned earlier, tim says two private schools also made the list. all of the schools will be honored at an awards ceremony in mid-november in washington. check out the entire list of national blue ribbon schools by going to our website, wbaltv.com, and just click on education. >> all right. >> 5:37, 61 degrees on tv hill. still ahead -- researchers get a step closer to better
treating ovarian cancer patients. >> we'll hear what else they want to gain from their findings straight ahead in this morning's medical alert. >> and we have new information on that accident on northbound 795. a bit of good news. a bit of good news. we'll my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill.
>> good morning. it's 20 minutes now before 6:00. it's a friday morning. generally clear skies, a few scattered clouds here and there. 64 degrees. that's the reading downtown as we take a look at our skycam view there. but at b.w.i. marshall, the temperature is down to 58 degrees right now. 67% the humidity. the barometer is down a little bit. we have a west breeze at 5 miles an hour. around the region, you can see the cool air reaching from the great lakes and new england right down into the midatlantic area. if we start the day cool like this, chances are -- and that's what our forecast is all about -- temperatures again today will be pleasantly cool. we'll talk about the details of
that coming up on the insta-weather forecast. stick around. >> in this morning's medical alert, a group of baltimore scientists have identified two genes that are commonly found in some of ovarian cancers, which specifically the two genes are credit tail to ovarian clear cell cars seem a, one of the most aggressive forms of the disease. these can cause 10% of cancer. scientists hope this will help them better understand the link between cancer and endometriosis. the time is 5:41, 61 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- we'll tell you how a group of war veterans in florida are spending the anniversary of 9/11. >> and here's a live look over the downtown area courtesy of our skycam. up next, an update on weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning commute. morning commute. stay with us.
everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
morning commute. originally we had good news about the northbound accident on northbound 795. they had opened the shoulder, but now it's actually all clear, so all clear on 795, the lanes back open, so you shouldn't en counter any problems there. really, the only thing we have to mention is really going on in the city, baltimore symphony orchestra gala and concert this weekend, so preston is closed between cathedral and howard, closed still sunday. just a little preweekend planning for you. speed censors are checking out ok. -- speed censors are checking out ok. 64, top side of the beltway. looking at 66 at 95 and the northeast corner. liberty road, volume building on both the inner and outer loops. switching over to a live view of 895 right at the beltway, both of those looking just fine. and that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. now for a final check of the buses and trains, we turn to kurt kroncke of the m.t.a. happy friday, kurt. >> happy friday to you, as well.
and we're looking pretty good. we have a slight delay on the metro subway running about five to 10 minutes late westbound. and the light rail is on schedule. on the marc trains, on time service, no delays on the penn, camden and brunswick lines right now. and we have on the buses, the 15 bus with a 15-minute delay. 10, 30 buses is diverting at pratt. the 91 bus is diverting at fayette and eutaw due to construction. with the m.t.a. transit team, i'm kurt kroncke. now back to john collins. good morning, john. >> kurt, thanks a lot. we take a look at our h.d. doppler radar. kind of a wide view, because nothing's going on here. a little weather disturbance right over the far eastern tip of maine. spinning around, producing a few little scattered showers, and the air flow around that is pushing some air over the great lakes, producing to what amounts to a lake effect rain shower up there just to the east of rochester, new york. moisture from hermine, what's left of that tropical weather feature, has now worked itself into the mississippi valley and parts of the ohio river valley, right where they come together
there in western kentucky and tennessee. and this is our next weather feature that may produce some rain for us eventually. it's a cold front, pushing showers and thunderstorms now into the dakotas and parts of nebraska. eventually that moves in here and gives us a chance for some relief from this dry weather we've had. speaking of dry weather, we have now been 17 days without any rain. a couple of days we've had trace amounts. the last measurable rain was .9 of an inch on august 23, and we've had some hot weather in there and everything else, so everything's turning out like straw on the lawn and whatnot, so we really could use some rain. we have a few clouds around the area this morning, and that's about it. they're not rain makers, just strat us, and they're kind of connected to that disturbance in parts of new england. we also see clouds in eastern kentucky and tennessee, and that's related to that moisture trouble. but we're kind of in the sweet spot here, high pressure giving us dry conditions and cool weather in some cases.
white marsh is 61. cockeysville, 59. columbia is 59. catonsville, 61. 62 at pasadena. across the bay at rock hall, the temperature is 61, as well as chester town. here's the high pressure that's keeping us dry with moisture off to the southwest and up in new england. and here's the cool front that oovept we'll will come into the area. kind of combined with this weather out of the plains states and bring us a chance for some rain. but a couple of days from now, today just a few scattered shouds, and the sun will be the dominant feature. breezy yesterday. cooler than normal with a high of only 74 to 79. northwest winds at 10 to 15, a few of the gusts could be stronger from time to time. 7:23 this evening, sunset. a little earlier each day, if you have a project outside, you have to finish up sooner. you look at our futurecast, saturday evening, we're good until then. by saturday evening, we begin to see the weather system come in from the west.
so we begin to pick up some clouds saturday night, early sunday, and then on again, off again through at least the early part of sunday, and probably throughout a good chunk of the day, we could see scattered showers, maybe even a thunderstorm until late in the day when that cold front passes through. so here's a look at our forecast. again, 77, the high today. 80 tomorrow. both days look great. and sunday, we may see some sun, but i think we'll see a lot of clouds with a fairly decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. sunday's high near 80 degrees, and a bit more humid with that moisture moving in. monday and tuesday both look a little warmer than usual, mid 80's for highs. and then at the end of the week, we cool down a bit, back into the 70's for highs. but once we get through with this rain chance on sunday, next week looks dry. >> all right, john, thank you. a couple of war veterans are spending their 9/11 saturday running for a reason. they call themselves the freedom team of wounded veterans. >> they're spread out across the country, including south florida. they have i don't ever come major obstacles in life.
-- they have overcome major obstacles in life. >> we inspire each other. >> former marines who faced a number of challenges, but some of the toughest off the battlefield. >> i have been diagnosed 22 years now, i didn't think that that would be the way my life was going to go. >> but he didn't let it get him down. >> got to peck yourself up by the belt loops and move. >> and move he does, with the help of this bike, his wheels are still turning, allowing him to compete in marathons. >> i logged over 2,000 miles on my bike, physically, mentally, it changed my life around. >> and helping him along the way is fellow freedom vet, david mccourt. >> my story really begins on 9/11, 2001. that particular day, my wife and daughter were on flight united 175 to l.a.
>> that ill-fated flight careened into the south tower of the world trade center. >> it was like my heart and soul were ripped from my body. and i felt i was being held hostage to the tragedy. >> trapped in his own marathon of anger, mccourt slowly made strides, finally finding some comfort running with his comrades. >> they give me the courage to go on and the courage to fight and keep going. >> overcoming life's obstacles, one mile at a time. they now have their sights set on a marathon in costa rica. the date, this saturday, september 11. >> just a reminder that we all experience tragedy in some form or another. and it's how we get through it and how we approach it. >> and that was our report. the time is 5:50, 61 degrees on tv hill. there's so much more ahead. >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day.
>> this week was a very special, but very painful one, for the family of kyron moreman. >> yesterday was his eighth birthday, but the little boy with the very big smile still nowhere to be found. >> for kyrom moreman parents, this should have been a day of celebration. it's instead, it's an especially painful time if an ongoing nightmare that's already lasted more than three months. >> i can't sleep. nights are restless. all day, the days i'm thinking about, still him coming home and his birthday obviously, just can't stop thinking about him. >> kyron's classmates started third grade with new video security systems in place to reassure anxious parents. >> they should come to school and get back into their routine and feel comfortable with that. >> investigators say the case has not yet gone cold, but so far, the most extensive search in state history has yielded
few clues. no arrests have been made. >> it's hard for us, but we understand the message. they have to make a solid case before they can, you know, make any arrests or anything like that. >> kyron's parents believe his stepmother is directly involved in the boy's disappearance says and her friend also knows more than she has revealed. >> cooperate. do what you need to do. come forward. >> terry moreman's lawyer has described the speculation about her as a witch hunt. through her attorney, she denied any involvement. >> as a mom of two young boys, you feel for that family. >> firefighters and volunteered took down kyron's wall of scommope moved it off campus, but this community hasn't forgotten and continues to hope for his safe return. >> i have an 8-year-old boy. and it hurts. >> a federal judge in california dechairs the u.s.
military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. the u.s. district court judge, virginia phillips, says she will grant a request for an injunction, halting the government's don't ask, don't tell policy for gays in the military. she believes the policy does not help military readiness and instead has a direct and deleterious effect on the armed services. government lawyers argue phillips lacks the authority to usual a nationwide injunction and believes this issue should be dealt with by congress. and that brings us to one of your answer toss our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning, we asked, do you agree that the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is unconstitutional? >> james in owings mills writes, i had my personal opinion on this issue, but i see the dilemma of a judge deciding this issue. can a soldier be a homosexual or lesbian and do the job sense there is no proof they cannot, then any law saying they cannot is unconstitutional, regardless of how we feel. keeping emailing those responses to email@example.com. we'll read more the next hour
and post them all on the front page of our website. >> here's a look ahead to the next hour. >> more charges are being thrown at the anne arundel executive. that story at 6:08. >> the common trend throughout the nation, everyone seems to be cutting back. hear somewhat some elected officials have taken a pay cut. >> and many people have drifted from sending letters online. we'll have one story that proves there's nothing like receiving a handwritten letter in the mailbox. that's at 6:46. >> certainly was a nice day yesterday, and it looks like we'll do it again today with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. our insta-weather forecast is just ahead. >> and we start the 6:00 hour with no incidents or accidents to report. just one closure, and we'll have a that.
everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. >> it appears the koran burning protest has been put on hold, or has it? i'm kate amara in washito